Economic Determinants of Participation in Physical Activity and Sport
AbstractThis paper examines the economic determinants of participation in physical activity by developing and analyzing a consumer choice model of participation and by testing the predictions of this model using data drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). Both emphasize that individuals face two distinct decisions: (1) should I participate in sport?; and (2) how much time should I spend participating in sport? The evidence highlights the importance of selectivity. The economic factors that affect these two decisions work in opposite directions; factors that increase the likelihood of participation generally decrease the amount of time spent participating.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Sports Economists in its series IASE Conference Papers with number 0619.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
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physical activity; time allocation; health production;
Other versions of this item:
- Brad R. Humphreys & Jane E. Ruseski, 2006. "Economic Determinants of Participation in Physical Activity and Sport," Working Papers 0613, International Association of Sports Economists;North American Association of Sports Economists.
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2007-08-18 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2007-08-18 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-SOC-2007-08-18 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-SPO-2007-08-18 (Sports & Economics)
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